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Hours to complete

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Skills you will gain

Market SegmentationMarketing ProcessPositioning (Marketing)Value Proposition
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Positioning introduction

In the first module, the positioning concept is introduced and connected to the Marketing Process. Moreover, the market environment analysis is covered and the reasons for going ahead with the positioning are outlined....
Reading
7 videos (Total 25 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
1.0 Why positioning?3m
1.1 Where should we start?5m
1.2 Positioning as a key element in the marketing process4m
1.3 Market environment analysis: Context and Customers4m
1.4 Market environment analysis: Collaborators, Competitors and Company2m
1.5 What do we get from a proper positioning?3m
Reading3 readings
Marketing in the age of fragmentation10m
The Evolution of Marketing30m
Mountain Dew Kickstart comes alive10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Marketing process and Positioning10m
Marketing process and Positioning14m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Segmentation

In the second module, the focus is on the first element of positioning: The market segmentation. During the module the segmentation concept is covered, together with the reasons for segmenting, the criteria and models that could be used for running the segmentation....
Reading
10 videos (Total 41 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
2.1 Mass market, market segments, niche markets and individuals1m
2.2 Segmentation levels4m
2.3 Why should we segment?2m
2.4 Reasons to segment3m
2.5 Segmentation criteria: geographic and demographic3m
2.6 Segmentation criteria: psychographic and behavioral5m
2.7 How to come up with an effective segmentation?3m
2.8 Segmentation models4m
2.9 Expert interview; Jaime Veiga, Global Strategic Insights – Southern Europe Head at Johnson & Johnson9m
Reading4 readings
The art and science of consumer segmentation10m
Personalised targeting: Don’t get personal get social10m
Holistic segmentation10m
Why Unilever believes “consumers are dead”10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Segmentation and targeting12m
In the following exercise you will have to identify to which segmentation criteria each sentence is related with14m
Segmentation and targeting 26m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Differentiation and Value Proposition

In the third module, the second element of positioning is addressed: Value proposition and differentiation. Both the value proposition and differentiation concepts are presented, following up with how to come up with them effectively and potential strategies to be followed....
Reading
9 videos (Total 35 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video9 videos
3.1 What is differentiation and value proposition?2m
3.2 Positioning in real life: Exercise3m
3.3 Frame of reference, points of parity and points of difference5m
3.4 How to come up with the points of difference?4m
3.5 The three circles model (Urbany & Davis)4m
3.6 Differentiation strategies4m
3.7 Session 3 Summary1m
3.8 Expert interview; Jacobo Galvez, Marketing Director Consumer Business Unit at Vodafone Spain5m
Reading4 readings
Denny: Fighting commoditization with differentiation10m
Differentiation that matters10m
BigPond – Why Emotional differentiation wins10m
Differentiation or Salience10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Differentiation & positioning. Please fill out the following sentences:8m
Differentiation & value proposition12m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Positioning

In the fourth module we speak about positioning itself. The positioning concept is analyzed and practical tools are shared to define it . Furthermore, key marketing strategies and market trends affecting positioning are offered....
Reading
12 videos (Total 58 min), 8 readings, 3 quizzes
Video12 videos
4.1 What is positioning?3m
4.2 Positioning examples at Citroën10m
4.3 Positioning Statement3m
4.4 How to define the Commercial Plan based on the positioning?5m
4.5 How to come up with the value proposition? Positioning maps4m
4.6 Spider Web Perceptual Maps3m
4.7 Alternative Positioning Strategies6m
4.8 Key trends impacting Positioning (1/2)7m
4.9 Key trends impacting Positioning (2/2)7m
4.10 Course wrap up4m
Ready to continue on this journey?m
Reading8 readings
Chobani Plain Inspiring10m
Dennys reinvents the American dinner10m
Positioning Maps Multimedia10m
Vodafone Egypt: How to make the small seems big10m
Consumers in 2016: Generation swipe10m
Can big data and analysis replace intuition?10m
Innovation beyond blue oceans10m
Super personalize me! When technological advance meets consumer power10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Positioning12m
Positioning14m
Match these sentences regarding Positioning2m
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Top Reviews

By NMDec 21st 2016

Professor Ignacio elaborated the concept of positioning in a detailed manner. 5C's are very nicely explained. The videos are short and engaging which helped in increasing concentration.

By LOFeb 8th 2018

It has been very instrumental in my case as i redefine the strategy for my organization. Simple and easy to understand with very good case study literature provided. Thanks guys

Instructor

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Ignacio Gafo

Professor
Marketing

About IE Business School

IE Business School is an internationally recognized business school where the leaders of tomorrow shape their ideas and learn to become global citizens. For over 40 years, IE Business School has promoted innovation and change in organizations, equipping managers with an entrepreneurial mindset that generates employment, wealth, and social well-being. Regularly featured among the top business schools in the world, IE Business School has an urban campus in Madrid and a faculty of more than 400 professors who teach students from approximately 90 countries in its undergraduate and master programs. IE uses innovative online, face-to-face, and blended learning formats, including the IE Communities Platform where knowledge and experiences are exchanged with over 50,000 IE graduates that currently hold management positions in more than 100 countries worldwide....

About the Marketing Strategy Specialization

Do you hear the word “marketing” on a daily basis, but aren’t sure what marketing really is or why your business needs it? Do you know that marketing is important to your company, product, or service, but aren’t sure where to start? Cover the concepts and tools you need to successfully develop a marketing strategy for a business, product or service. Begin by understanding consumers and the main market research techniques, then learn how to correctly segment, target and position your product to achieve success. Continue by analyzing the four critical areas in marketing, the famous four Ps of Product, Price, Promotion and Place. Finally, get the backing your ideas deserve and communicate the actions through a Marketing Plan. In the final capstone project you will develop a Marketing Plan for a product or service....
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